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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 73,595 People

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    I'm unsure, I was basically stood up today,

    traveled 45 minutes only to have her say she's not home. And being stood up doesn't matter but it's this numbing idea that maybe I'm just going to be alone forever. I'm way too critical of myself and in a sense hate myself. I can't be mad at her as we met online but I'm so...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Feeling pretty down right now,

    nothing seeming to cheer me up...send some love my way please!
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Nuclearsoultheory125 Nuclearsoultheory125 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 72 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 32 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I'm so sick of feeling this way,

    in sick of feeling like I don't matter. I go to work, everyone hate me there, I work hard and it never ever gets appreciated. Then I come home to a boyfriend that I feel like doesn't always appreciate me. It's like on and off with him, and I'm so sick of it. Anywhere I go I can...
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 20 hrs ago

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    I haven't been this depressed in a long time -

    probably a year. It's so bad and I have no idea what to do. I'm in a new town, I have no friends here, and now my boyfriend is going through some things that are affecting me. I'm literally alone 24/7. And the pain I feel is unbearable. I have no interest in anything and I just...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Never felt so alone then right

    now at this moment lol **** my life it's such a waist of space anyways
    SCARLETxGREY SCARLETxGREY 16-17, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself?

    Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain't good enough, no one love me, no one cares, I'm no good, everyone else is better than me!" STOP IT will yah? I'm sure somebody...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I just want to talk to someone

    but idk know who to talk to because I feel like no one understands what I'm going through
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One thing I've found

    that helps with not only depression but with anger and anxiety is working out. You have to focus on your goal and not on everything else.. Talkin to god also helps. A lot. Whenever I'm feelin down or just angry I head to the gym. :) Loosing weight stayin fit and solving...
    LittleSecretSubmissive LittleSecretSubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    http://reluvworld.tumblr.

    com/post/138703905148/12-ways-in-which-you-might-be-preventing-yourself
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if I

    even have feelings..
    iidontknowtbh iidontknowtbh 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I live in a state that I hate.

    I moved here and brought my father in hopes of reuniting my family. It's all went wrong. I'm stuck. And the woman I met online and thought I loved has been a disappointment. I feel so ******. I am not suicidal but I don't know where to go. I've basically given up. HELP!!! I...
    protagnot protagnot 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    http://reluvworld.tumblr.

    com/post/138705048423/for-more-tips-on-relationships-check-out
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    the scars try to heal,

    but are always bitten open by the blade
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've been going through a lot lately,

    dealing with my own thoughts, what I've been through and what I'm going through...I don't like myself...I hate what I've done/have not done. I scare myself a lot...I'm trying to like the leftover parts by being validated but I don't even know if that's helping...everyday I bury...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    What songs do you listen to

    when you are depressed? I listen to welcome to my life and wake me up when September ends :)
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I fight this empty feeling every day.

    I've never truly been happy before with my life or anything in it. I feel so lost, like I'm drifting. I always have a series of plans though and I'm extremely smart so maybe I'll create a life that I can be happy living. But I have this feeling that even when I get there I won't...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    TheBetterMe TheBetterMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I want to pretend the pain doesn't exist.

    I want to forget everything that has ever hurt me. All the things you've said, and all the things I know you haven't said. All the painful truths and even the more painful lies. I want the thoughts to stop. I don't want to see these scenarios that I've made up in my head, for...
    Morgenlicht Morgenlicht 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    "I doubt, therefore I think,

    therefore I am." ~ Rene Descartes
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The future cause and trigger

    http://theglobalelite.tumblr.com/post/138713261717/us-japan-canada-australia-and-8-other-countries
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    So I completely went against my plan

    and kind of unexpectedly told my therapist about the rape. She's probably the only person who will ever know ...except the man I marry. He will have to know. And of course, you EPers that know. But telling her really... Normalized me. I thought I would cry and it would be...
    wannabeemommee wannabeemommee 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I self harm As soon

    as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to things like death, mine to be precise… I almost overdosed again A few days ago, my depression is coming back extremely...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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